LEAPing to conclusions: when to introduce foods

Maureen MinchinGeneral News

LEAPing to conclusions about timing of widening the diet. Background Any society’s most common food allergens reflect both the immunological characteristics of the foods, and the cultural use of those foods. The most common western allergens are cows’ milk, egg, peanuts, and wheat, with cows’ milk protein allergy/hypersensitivity negatively affecting (and indeed killing) more children than either egg or peanut … Read More

Milk supply regulation

Maureen MinchinGeneral News

Milk production: an outline mums need to understand The basics: appropriate hormonal stimulation + emptying of milk from breast So, obviously 1. you need to allow baby to feed as needed, little and often to start; 2. feeding must be effective with no obstacles to milk drainage. Stimulation creates and maintains a basal level of prolactin, essential to getting increases … Read More